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The Dells The Early Years - The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-62 (CD)

The Early Years - The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-62 (CD)
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The Dells: The Early Years - The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-62 (CD)

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Article properties: The Dells: The Early Years - The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-62 (CD)

  • Interpret: The Dells

  • Album titlle: The Early Years - The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-62 (CD)

  • Label ACROBAT

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2014
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0824046438029

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Dells, The - The Early Years - The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-62 (CD) CD 1
01 Darling I Know The Dells
02 Christine The Dells
03 Tell The World The Dells
04 Zing Zing Zing The Dells
05 Dreams Of Contentment The Dells
06 Oh What A Nite The Dells
07 Jo Jo The Dells
08 Movin' On The Dells
09 I Wanna Go Home The Dells
10 Why Do You Have To Go The Dells
11 Dance, Dance, Dance The Dells
12 Q-Bop She Bop The Dells
13 A Distant Love The Dells
14 Pains In My Heart The Dells
15 Time Makes You Change The Dells
16 What You Say Baby The Dells
17 The Springer The Dells
18 I'm Calling The Dells
19 Jeepers Creepers The Dells
20 Wedding Day The Dells
21 My Best Girl The Dells
22 Dry Your Eyes The Dells
23 Baby, Open Up Your Heart The Dells
24 Swingin' Teens The Dells
25 Hold On To What You've Got The Dells
26 God Bless The Child The Dells
27 I'm Going Home The Dells
28 The (Bossa Nova) Bird The Dells
29 Eternally The Dells
The Dells Dry Your Eyes The charts didn't reflect it yet, but The Dells would reign as one... more
"The Dells"

The Dells

Dry Your Eyes

The charts didn't reflect it yet, but The Dells would reign as one of Chicago's top R&B vocal groups for several decades to come. Hailing from south suburban Harvey, Illinois, the quintet had only tallied one national hit for Vee-Jay Records, the scrumptious ballad Oh, What A Nite (it's on our 1956 volume), but that didn't reflect the sky-high quality of their Vee-Jay catalog.

The group boasted two exceptional leads; tenor Johnny Funches handled ballads with an airy, floating beauty, while melismatic baritone Marvin Junior punched the up-tempo stuff home with gruff intensity. Tenors Verne Allison and Mickey McGill and bass Chuck Barksdale completed the lineup.

Cut April 18, 1958, the delicate Funches-led ballad Dry Your Eyes, an Allison composition, was another Dells gem, though they didn't technically exist when Vee-Jay finally got around to pressing it up in September of '59 with a jumping Junior-led Baby, Open Up Your Heart that McGill wrote on the other side. The group had been involved in a late '58 auto accident on the Ohio Turnpike; McGill's leg was broken in three places, leading him to abandon the road. Allison went to New York; Barksdale joined Harvey Fuqua's new Moonglows with Marvin Gaye, and Junior and Funches toiled at a local steel mill. Happily, The Dells regrouped in 1960 apart from Johnny, who retired from singing for good. They found a sterling replacement: ex-Flamingos first tenor Johnny Carter, who gave the quintet a new falsetto top end. Junior emerged as the quintet's powerhouse principal front man.

Stylistically, The Dells progressed with Carter in the ranks. They got into modern harmony, singing jazz and backing no less than Dinah Washington on a couple of her '61 Mercury sessions. After a brief 1960 return to Vee-Jay, the group jumped over to Chess' Argo subsidiary and continued working toward a longterm bout with stardom that would finally ignite in the latter half of the '60s.

- Bill Dahl -

Various Street Corner Symphonies 1959 Vol.11

Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/various-street-corner-symphonies-1959-vol.11.html

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Tracklist
Dells, The - The Early Years - The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-62 (CD) CD 1
01 Darling I Know
02 Christine
03 Tell The World
04 Zing Zing Zing
05 Dreams Of Contentment
06 Oh What A Nite
07 Jo Jo
08 Movin' On
09 I Wanna Go Home
10 Why Do You Have To Go
11 Dance, Dance, Dance
12 Q-Bop She Bop
13 A Distant Love
14 Pains In My Heart
15 Time Makes You Change
16 What You Say Baby
17 The Springer
18 I'm Calling
19 Jeepers Creepers
20 Wedding Day
21 My Best Girl
22 Dry Your Eyes
23 Baby, Open Up Your Heart
24 Swingin' Teens
25 Hold On To What You've Got
26 God Bless The Child
27 I'm Going Home
28 The (Bossa Nova) Bird
29 Eternally